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'One-Dimensional' Tamba Hali Still Among NFL's Elite Pass Rushers

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We know LB Tamba Hali had a heck of a 2010 season leading the AFC in sacks and turning into one of the most consistent pass rushers in the league. Folks are just starting to recognize Hali and what he's been able to do in the league in his short five-year career.

It's not just the 2010 season that impressed. According to a study by Pro Football Focus, Hali is the fourth best 3-4 outside linebacker in the last three seasons.

2010 was a real breakout year for Hali, feasting on below average offensive tackles and showing a relentless appetite for applying pressure. The Chief isn't exactly the most complete OLB, telegraphing whenever he is about to drop into coverage and looking a little unsure of himself when he does. Throw in a tendency to sell out for the pass, and you'd feel comfortable calling him one dimensional. But what a dimension it is.

Yeah, he is a little one-dimensional but when that one-dimension leads the conference in sacks it's not such a bad thing. Obviously I would prefer Hali become more of a complete linebacker but not if it's at the expense of his pass-rushing abilities, which are top-notch.